Round and 'Round The Christmas Tree
1965



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Highlights
  • A Christmas song written as a round.



Recording History
Gene Autry, A Gene Auntry Christmas
Bing Crosby and Jack Halloran and the voices of Christmas with Orchestra conducted by Les Brown, A Time to Be Jolly, Daybreak Records, DR-2006, 1971
Jay Livingston, demo
Jon Weber, It's Never Quite the Same, Mood Records, MD-1111, 1998
Lyrics
‘Round and ‘round the Christmas tree,
Presents hanging there for you and me.
Lights are shining merrily,
Christmas a week away.

A-ring around the Christmas tree,
Children making up a melody.
Grown-ups laughing happily,
Christmas a day away.

Wishing, hoping, boxes to open,
But we agree it’s right to wait.
Turkey and dressing, after the blessing
And there’s just a night to wait.

‘Round and ‘round the Christmas tree
Opening presents with the family,
One for you and two for me,
Oh what a Christmas Day!

Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong,
Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

‘Round and ‘round the Christmas tree,
Presents hanging there for youand me,
Lights all shining merrily
Christmast a week away.

Lights all shining merrily,
Christmas a week away.
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

Wishing, hoping, boxes to open
But we agree it’s right to wait,
Turkey and dressing, after the blessing,
And there’s just a night to wait.

‘Round and ‘round the Christmas tree
Opening presents with the family
One for you and two for me.
Oh what a Christmas Day
Oh what a Christmas Day
Oh what a Christmas Day
Oh what a Christmas Day
Oh what a Christmas Day


'ROUND AND 'ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE. Music and Words by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans